Oxycet- FAQ

Oxycet was a brand name for a prescription drug that combined both acetaminophen and oxycodone but is now discontinued. Despite the discontinuation, the pills may still be available as leftovers from old prescriptions and sold on the black market. It is a narcotic analgesic drug based on the acetaminophen – used for pain relief and fever reduction, and the inclusion of oxycodone – used for its opiate-like effects that are similar to those of morphine. Because it has an opioid component, it makes this drug a possible and likely candidate for abuse and addiction.

On the street, users seek out the drug for its ability to create a morphine-like high. To achieve this, the pill is typically chewed, or it is crushed then inhaled, or mixed with water which allows the user to inject it. Introduction to the body by any of these means allows a quick release of the oxycodone which is then rapidly absorbed by the body and produces a euphoria like that seen with heroin.

Misuse of Oxycet leads the user’s body to build a tolerance to the drug which then sees them seeking larger amounts to achieve the same level of high. Over time, this tolerance becomes a dependency and the individual has then formed an addiction to Oxycet.

Withdrawing from use of Oxycet can be problematic and should not be done suddenly. Instead, professional help should be sought out.

If you or somebody you know has become reliant on using Oxycet, you may have questions about what can be done. To learn more, check out our frequently asked questions about Oxycet or contact a representative at The Recovery Village to learn about options for recovery.